When it comes to luxurious bathrooms, many homeowners, myself included, fantasize about the ultimate shower. I dream of ditching my small closet-sized stall for the ones in those upscale hotel rooms or the ones you see on TV … the ones where at least five of my current models could fit inside one of those dream showers, and where several shower heads are streaming hot water from all directions. So if you have also fantasized about installing a luxury shower, here are a few tips for how to go about that transformation.
Luxury Showers: Where to Start
When entering into a project such as this, hopefully you know that this remodel is going to come with a significant price tag. The national average cost to install a shower is $3,372. The typical range is $1,193 – $5,585, with a high-end upgrade coming in at almost $10,000. Ultimately it all depends on how grand you want to go.
Walking into Luxury
Many of these high-end showers are described as a walk-in shower. Typically, they are not enclosed, and there is no door to open or steps to walk over. The shower floor is graded towards a drain to keep the water pouring into the rest of the bathroom. It can be enclosed by some type of divider which is often a single glass panel. Sometimes, however there is a door and this is often made of glass as it is easy to clean and works well with the space.
A less expensive model could include a prefabricated shower unit that includes three walls and a base pan. These are typically made up of fiberglass, come in different sizes and require assembly.
Now that you know the basics of what makes a luxury shower, it’s time to get into the details.
Who Do You Hire to Create Your Custom Shower?
With a custom project like this one, you won’t be doing this yourself. Hire a respectable contractor, specifically one who has experience in this area. Glass.com® is the best place to start. We have many informational resources to help you answer those important questions above. And when it comes time to chat with an installation specialist, we can connect you with a reputable company in your area.
Once you go over your design and are ready to choose your company, make sure you get a firm idea of two things: cost and timing. You definitely don’t want your bathroom being tied up for a long period of time so ask exactly how long it will take.
Good luck on your new luxury shower …. don’t stay in there too long! Then again …
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